Updated: 15 May 2023
IPL 2023: Five Players Who Can Win The Emerging Player Award. The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most prestigious cricket leagues in the world. Every year, the tournament provides a platform for young and upcoming players to display their talent. The Emerging Player Award is a testament to the IPL’s commitment to nurturing new talent.
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s speedster Umran Malik won Emerging Player Award in IPL 2023. Due to his brilliant performance in IPL, he received his maiden call-up from Team India in May 2022.
Let’s take a look at five players who have the potential to win the Emerging Player Award in the ongoing season of the IPL 2023.
Yashsvi Jaiswal (Rajasthan Royals)
Rajasthan Royals opener Yashasvi Jaiswal is one of the top names in the domestic circuit of India. He smashed fifty in the RR’s opening match of IPL 2023 against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The 21-year-old batsman scored 575 runs in thirteen games in this edition of IPL, in which he scored four half-centuries and one century. The left-handed batter will be a strong contender for Emerging Player Award in IPL 2023.
Rinku Singh (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Rinku Singh is a left-handed batsman who plays for the Kolkata Knight Riders. He has been part of the IPL since 2018 but hasn’t had many opportunities to display his talent. He scored 407 runs in thirteen matches in IPL 2023 so far. In a game against Gujarat Titans, he launched five successive sixes in the final over to help KKR thrilling win the game from the jaws of defeat.
Rinku Singh became the only fifth player to smash five sixes in an over in IPL. He will be a strong contender to win IPL 2023 Emerging Player Award.
Ayush Badoni (Lucknow Super Giants)
Ayush Badoni is a right-handed batsman who plays for Lucknow Super Giants. Badoni scored 212 runs in twelve innings in IPL 2023. He amassed 161 runs in the previous season of IPL with a strike rate of 123.85. He plays the key role of a finisher in LSG. He can win Emerging Player Award in this edition of the IPL.
Sai Sudharsan (Gujarat Titans)
Gujarat Giants batsman Sai Sudharshan has played some phenomenal knocks in IPL 2023 for his team. He amassed 176 runs in five games with a staggering average of 44. With his scintillating performance, he earned praise from his captain Hardik Pandya.
Many cricket pundits are already predicting that the left-handed batsman will have a bright future. Thus he is the front-runner to win Emerging Player Award.
Tilak Varma (Mumbai Indians)
Mumbai Indians batsman Tilak Varma has shown a glimpse of his talent in the previous season of IPL. He smashed an outstanding knock of 84 runs in just 46 deliveries in the MI’s opening match of IPL 2023 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). No bowler of RCB could dismiss Varma on that day. So Varma is a promising talent for MI and India both. The 20-year-old batsman can win Emerging Player Award in this season of IPL. He has scored 274 runs in IPL 2023 so far